Bij PC World is een review te vinden van de Compaq TFT8020, een 18" TFT flatpanelscherm. Ja, die zou ik ook wel op mijn bureau willen hebben staan! Toch even doorsparen dan: in het Westen wordt hij nu voor $3399 verkocht. Voor die prijs mag je toch wel iets verwachten, en de kwaliteit blijkt dan ook uitstekend:
The TFT8020 passed our tough tests with flying colors. Resolution scaling was very good, color gradients and intensity were accurate and vibrant, and there were no problems displaying lines and patterns. In one test that shows the differential between slightly dissimilar shades of gray, we saw all 16 gray bars--in our experience, a rarity among LCD monitors at any price.
In other tests, color screens were uniform throughout the entire display, and there were no annoying moire patterns and none of the effects of interference often found in analog LCD monitors. Font readability was likewise impressive: When we viewed black text on a white background, small fonts were readable in a range of typefaces. Icon labels on the desktop were also perfect, and drop-down menus at 1280 by 1024 were sharp and easily readable. Equally impressive was the job the monitor did in displaying megapixel images from a digital camera.